My New Book: 220 Days in Luke

This was a big one!  It’s over 400 pages printed. Fortunately, as an eBook, we don’t really need to print it.  To get my new book visit:

As a software engineer, I really like Luke’s writing.  He is meticulously detailed and for a person like me who asks a lot of “Why’s” it’s helpful to have a doctor like Luke to explain it.  It is remarkable that we have a 2,000 year old document like this at all.  Of course, it’s not a surprise since God made sure that the Bible would last.  Some people try to claim that because Bible is so old, it can’t really be trusted.  They argue that it has been changed too many times, but I have discovered that this is simply not true.  In reality, with just the New Testament part of the Bible, we find that it is the most well documented book of its time.  According to The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell (p.38), the New Testament has far more manuscript copies than any other book its age.  That means we can check the copies and see what has changed.  To put it in perspective, the famous book The Iliad is known to have 643 hand-written copies left today.  These are copies that were made before printing.  The New Testament on the other hand, has 5,366 copies.  That’s enough for us to use to determine what errors might have been introduced over the years.  Not many differences have been found.

There have been those who have attempted to make changes to it though.  These have been discovered and exposed, too.  There are also problems in translation between the original language (Greek) and the one that I use (English), but there are loads of commentaries about those as well; enough for me to get a good idea about what the truth is.  Nothing that I have researched changes the basic facts either.  We sinned, we needed a savior, God became a man and saved us.

That’s what Luke documents for us and it’s awesome.

I hope that I have actually helped connect it to our lives today.  If not, ignore me and just read Luke.  God’s words are never wrong and they will always be successful at accomplishing what God wants.

Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Kindle

My book giveaway is over, but it isn’t expensive.  Get it here.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle.  You don’t need one to read Kindle books.  That’s what this post is about.

I think that one of the big reasons that Kindle books are so popular is because you don’t actually need a Kindle to buy and read Kindle books.  They have made it easy for just about anyone with an ability to occasionally connect to the Internet, to enjoy a Kindle books.

What Amazon did, is they created free Kindle apps for all of the major computers and devices.  You can even turn a Blackberry into a Kindle reader.

Probably the simplest way to turn your smart phone into a Kindle is to go to your smart phone’s app store.  When you search, type in the word “Kindle” and take the free app that Amazon provides.

If you have a Windows 8 computer of device, you can search the Windows 8 app store the same way.

If you have an older Windows PC or laptop (all the way back to XP) you can still download a Windows PC app.  All of these apps are completely free.  Click here to see all of the options that Amazon provides.

That doesn’t keep me from getting a Kindle, though.  There are three big reasons I like a separate reading device.  First, it’s easier to read a screen that isn’t backlit like a laptop or a phone and we tend to read for long periods of time.  A Kindle Paperwhite screen is like paper.  Light shines on it, so you can read it in sunlight just like a book.  The second reason is that the battery life is extremely long.  Unlike a phone or a tablet, it lasts for weeks.  Again, it’s almost like a real book only lighter and contains a whole library.  Finally, I like the fact that they gave away free wireless 3G.  This means that you don’t have to have a separate payment plan to connect the Kindle Paperwhite to your library or to go shopping for new books.  If you want this option, though, you have to make sure and buy that option.

Even if you don’t really want a separate Kindle, they have really made it easy to buy and read Kindle books on almost every kind of computer and computerized device.

One last thing:  If you got the book, please review 183 Days in John on Amazon, it helps the books ranking and it helps people make the decision when they are shopping.  Thanks for your help.